POLITICAL NOTES: California, Here We Come

With commercial jets about to span the U.S. in 5 ½hours, central geography is no longer such a factor in choosing political convention sites. More important to coffer-conscious political leaders is the amount that major U.S. cities are willing to pay for the prestige of a convention and for the loot that flows in for hotel rooms, meals, entertainment, etc. Last week, when Democratic National Committeemen met in New Orleans to pick their 1960 convention site, representatives of four cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Philadelphia—were willing, and waving sizable sums of...

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